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Cagayan village chief slain in shooting

A barangay captain in Calamaniugan town was shot dead on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 23rd, 2020

Village chief, 3 others slain in gun attacks

A barangay chairman and three other persons were killed in gun attacks in Maguindanao, Cagayan, Kalinga, Cavite and Isabela on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

NDRRMC says typhoon response adequate

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday that it has not been negligent in issuing timely and adequate warnings and advisories related to the strength of typhoon “Ulysses” even if many residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces seemed to be caught by surprise with the sudden flooding in their areas. (MANILA BULLETIN) Requests from people asking to be rescued from the roof or second floors of their houses, specifically in Marikina City, Pasig City, and Rizal, due to the overflow of the Marikina River have flooded social media and the NDRRMC Operations Center, according to Assistant Secretary Casiano Monilla, Office of Civil Defense deputy director for operations. “Patuloy ang paglilikas natin but since yesterday or even the other day, inililikas na ang ating mga kababayan especially doon sa traditionally naaapektuhan ng bagyo. We were not caught flat-footed dito sa event na ito. Kung minsan lang kasi, kapag nag-ikot ang local officials ay hindi kaagad sumusunod ang mga kababayan. Mas nagrerely tayo kung ano ang ating nararamdaman, kung ano ang prevailing na situation na nararamdaman other than the advise na binibigay ng PAGASA,” he said in a virtual media forum. (We are still conducting rescue operations but since [Wednesday] or even [Tuesday], we have already conducted pre-emptive evacuation of our countrymen especially in areas that are traditionally affected by typhoons. We were not caught flat-footed by this event. Sometimes, the residents don’t listen to local officials even if they are already warned. They usually rely on what they are feeling or the prevailing situation rather than the advise given by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration)The NDRRMC has yet to provide data on the extent of damage of  Ulysses and how many people were affected. But NDRRMC chairman and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a separate interview, said the damage has been “huge.” “[There was] huge damage. [There were] totally flooded villages and low-lying areas were flooded,” Lorenzana said when asked to describe the extent of Ulysses’ effects. Lorenzana said he has briefed President Duterte about the deployment of troops to save some residents in Marikina who were asking to be rescued due to the overflow of the Marikina River. “I just came from the Palace. I briefed him what our troops are doing in Marikina to save people from their rooftops,” he said. Social media users were quick to point out the similarity in the devastation of Ulysses to typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009 which inundated a vast portion of Metro Manila after hours of intense rains. Ondoy left 747 people dead and billions of damages in agriculture and infrasture. In Marikina, Mayor Marcelino Teordoro said Ulysses brought the water level of Marikina River to 22 meters as of 11 a.m. Thursday, which was higher than the 21.5-meter level reached during typhoon Ondoy. Monilla said local government units (LGUs) have the responsibility to conduct search and rescue operations on their affected residents but he noted that the NDRRMC is behind the LGUs to augment their capabilities. “Ondoy really served as a lesson especially sa area ng Marikina at Pasig sa NCR. Nagkaroon na sila even the early warning signals. Sa amin naman, ang pagdirect ng operations ay aming nirerely sa LGUs at kami lang ay tumutulong sa local governments in harnessing the response units para madagdagan ang units na nagre-rescue sa ating mga kababayan (Ondoy really served as a lesson especially in Marikina and Pasig in the National Capital Region. They established early warning signals. On our part, the direction of [rescue] operations rely on the local government units and we just help them in harnessing the response units which will rescue our countrymen),” he said.  “Because highly populated ang lugar it could be a challenge relocating them. Ang Provident [Village] nga which serves as a lesson in Ondoy ay affected din sa ngayon. Highly urbanized kasi ang Metro Manila that’s why it’s really a challenge paano i-relocate ang mga tao na laging affected ng ganito,” he added. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC has also tapped the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and several private companies to deploy their manpower and assets for search and rescue operations. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, AFP chief, said the Joint Task Force NCR has been leading the rescue efforts in Metro Manila. They were aigmented by two disaster response units from the 7th Civil Relations Group, 101stSearch and Rescue volunteers, and private group REACT PH. Another search and rescue unit from Bantay Bayan volunteers were deployed in areas on Tullahan River and Caloocan City to conduct search and rescue operations. The Joint Task Force Bicolandia, Northern Luzon Command (NolCom), and Southern Luzon Command (SolCom) also deployed thousands of soldiers to coordinate the search and rescue operations in Bicol region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos (Region 1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), Central Luzon (Region 3), Calabarzon (Region 4A), and Mimaropa (Region 4B). Monilla said they have received reports that major dams in Luzon have been releasing excess water which may inundate Central Luzon and parts of Metro Manila. “Ang Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, at Wawa dams nagpapakawala ng tubig dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng tubig dulot ng ulan na hatid ni Ulysses so baka abutin pa hanggang mamayang hapon o gabi (Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, and Wawa dams were releasing water because of the continuous rain brought about by Ulysses so the [flooding] may persist until afternoon or evening),” he said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

CCPO probers explore possible ‘drug links’ in ex-cop’s killing

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Investigators of the killing of a former policeman and his 19-year-old son are looking into alleged possible drug links as the motive of the fatal shooting attack. Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) chief, said they were verifying reports of slain former policeman, Ruben Quita, being allegedly involved […] The post CCPO probers explore possible ‘drug links’ in ex-cop’s killing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Man slain in gun duel

A man was killed following a gun duel with a village chief, who was wounded in the incident that occurred in Sta. Teresita, Batangas on Sunday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Another black man slain, stokes US tension, debate

Washington ---The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Atlanta has poured more fuel on the raging US debate over racism, prompting another round of street protests and the resignation of the southern city’s police chief......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2020

Bukidnon’s COVID-19 case who attended Davao derby is “recovering well”

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 23 April) — Bukidnon’s first COVID-19 case, a village official in Valencia City who attended the Davao derby last month is recovering and is now awaiting laboratory results to determine if he has tested negative. Dr. Joselito Retuya, chief epidemiologist at the Cagayan de Oro City Health Office said the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Village chief nabbed for guns

A village chairman was arrested along with three other persons for alleged possession of firearms and explosives in separate operations in Isabela and Cagayan last Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

Village chief, teen slain in Negros

A barangay captain and a 16-year-old boy were killed in an attack by at least 10 assailants in Negros Oriental on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2019

4th family member killed: Daughter of slain ex-village chief of Bohol shot dead inside home in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The case of the 40-year-old woman who was shot dead inside her home at Block 3 Missionaries, Barangay Suba, Cebu City at around 12:30 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2019, is not one that maybe solved immediately. This is because Vicenta Abaño, the victim, is not the first in her family to […] The post 4th family member killed: Daughter of slain ex-village chief of Bohol shot dead inside home in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

Masbate village chief slain in anti-gambling drive

The fatalities were identified as Dante Hernal, chairman of Barangay Salvacion and Association of Barangay Captain president in Basid town, and June Ibañez......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2019

Cagayan village chairman slain

A barangay captain in Allapacan, Cagayan was gunned down on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2019

North Cotabato village chief slain in gun attack

A barangay captain in Kabacan town in this province and his companion were killed in a gun attack on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

Village chief held for raping niece, 15

A village chairman in Claveria, Cagayan was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping his niece even as charges for obstruction of justice were filed against school officials for reportedly concealing the crime......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2019

Isabela village chief slain in ambush

A barangay captain was killed in an ambush in Sto. Tomas, Isabela on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2019

Son of slain Bohol village chief shot dead in Barangay Pahina San Nicolas

CEBU CITY, Philippines—It was one of those ordinary Friday nights for Ninolito Abaño when two men wearing helmets stormed inside his auto repair shop in Barangay Pahina San Nicolas and shot him dead. At around 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, Police Major Kenneth Paul Albotra, chief of San Nicolas Police, said that two men […] The post Son of slain Bohol village chief shot dead in Barangay Pahina San Nicolas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

2 killed, 2 hurt in Koronadal shooting

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/26 April) – Two people were killed while two others, including an eight-year-old girl were wounded, in a gun attack in a remote village in Koronadal City on Thursday night. Lt. Col. Rey Egos, acting chief of the Koronadal City police station, said Friday unidentified gunmen came to a community in Sitio […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Neri-Chaves Clan: A Tale of Southern Nobility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, the crown jewel of Mindanao, is the country’s newest boom town, experiencing an accelerated level of modernization and real estate investments. Infrastructures such as hotels, malls and condominium towers are vigorously constructed one after the other to accommodate the influx of new residents and visitors to the city. Proof that, Cagayan de Oro as it is fondly called, had long since shed its small-town roots, to become the mega melting pot of pioneering entrepreneurs and upwardly mobile young professionals that it is today. Apart from the perks and comforts of living in a highly urbanized city, people who call Cagayan de Oro home also bask in its rich and colorful history that dates back to pre-colonial times. One clan in particular has been a prominent figure in the city’s enduring saga and cultural evolution. The Neri-Chaves family are descendants of a strong-willed Rajah whose resoluteness drove him to seek out dominions beyond his stronghold’s fertile terrains in Lanao province. The Malay prince, whose name was Samporna, or Sanskrit for ‘perfect’, decided to invade Cagayan or Kalambagohan as it was then known. Excerpts from the writings of the Neri-Chaves family historian, Filomeno M. Bautista, recounted how a potential bloody struggle was averted, when the then chief of Kalambagohan, Datu Bagani, sent his beautiful daughter guarded by his bravest warriors to meet Rajah Samporna. She was to initiate the conditional surrender, so that their people would not be enslaved by the invaders. It was told that the Rajah, captivated by Datu Bagani’s daughter, ended up marrying her. The prince also built a fortress around their village in Kalambagohan to protect them from other conquistadores. Rajah Samporna later succeeded the Datu as ruler of Cagayan. He also converted from Islam to Christianity to solidify his devotion to his wife’s religion, and in 1779 was baptized by a Spanish priest with a peculiarly Italian name, Neri. It ushered an era of peace in Mindanao, when Muslims lived harmoniously with Christians. The Neris intermarrying with the Chaveses of Cagayan was perhaps providential as it produced one of the most enduring clans in the country. Today, the Neri-Chaves clan is many thousand strong. Well-known lawyer and congressman Rufus Bautista Rodriguez attributes the successes enjoyed by many family members throughout many generations to the tireless pursuit of life’s true purpose. “We are hardworking people. We are also fortunate to have had many individuals in the family who continue to inspire us, like Vice President Emmanuel Neri Pelaez and Ambassador Felino Neri”, Rodriguez said, adding in jest, “At mga gwapo, gwapa pa!” Most if not all of Cagayan de Oro’s earliest leaders, from Governors to Mayors, were members of the Neri-Chaves family. Some became pioneers in other fields like business, education and the arts, from Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan to musicologist and concert pianist Vilma May Chaves Cataylo. The clan has had three grand reunions, first in 1985, then in 1993, and the most recent one took place in August 2016 where hundreds of family members came together from all over the world to rekindle family ties. Jessica Dingcong, who spearheaded the recent reunion held at the Chaves family-owned Chali Beach and Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City, wants to inspire the next generation to carry on the legacy of benevolence and integrity of their forebears. “We should be proud that we are very family oriented,’ Dingcong said. In attendance at the grand reunion were the Neri-Cheves clan’s many young professionals and millennials. Sixth generation Neri-Chaves and journalist Alessandra Marie Chaves Jalandoni, who carries her nickname Apples professionally, admits feeling the pressure of belonging to a family of achievers. “We have some pretty big shoes to fill, so we soldier on, and never give up,,” Jalandoni said, adding that, “We have always been taught to do the right thing, and not just what looks good on paper.” Jalandoni’s maternal grandfather Engineer Camilo Vamenta Chaves was a World War II veteran and subsequently Dean at the family-owned Liceo de Cagayan University. Her mother Alma Marie Chaves Jalandoni is a pioneer in garments manufacturing and export in the Philippines. Current Social Security Services Commissioner Pompee La Viña will head the next Neri-Chaves grand reunion in 2018. La Viña is the son of Lourdes Chaves Maestrado La Viña who was the first woman elected to the City Council in Cagayan de Oro. His younger brother is former Ateneo School of Government dean and climate change lead negotiator Tony La Viña. Commissioner La Viña hopes to welcome many more family members to their tight-knit Mindanaon clan. “It roots us in Mindanao, the blood of Mindanao is running through us,” he said. La Viña also ponders on how leadership is ingrained in the members of the clan. After all they are descendants of a warrior prince. But the word is also taking on a new meaning as the Neris and Chaveses usher Mindanao to its most vibrant era. “We will always be leaders, we are simply inclined to lead,” La Viña maintained, “but to lead as serving the people rather than ruling them.” (By J. C. Bautista) &'160; 121&'160;total views, 121&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

5 drug suspects slain

MANILA, Philippines – Five more drug suspects, including a village chief, have been killed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2016

11 drug suspects slain

MANILA, Philippines – Eleven more suspected drug personalities, including a village chief, have been killed in separate incidents in Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Village chief, driver slain in ambush

Village chief, driver slain in ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016